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New Detangling/Deep Conditioning Routine

Hey guys!
Now that I am officially six months natural, I feel like I have a really good grasp of what works for my hair. While I know my curls thrive on a simple conditioner-heavy regimen, I am always tweaking how often I detangle, deep condition and cleanse my scalp. I have changed both of my detangle/deep conditioning & cleansing routines. Today, I want to focus on the detange/deep conditioning changes – I will get to the cleansing changes in an upcoming post, so stay tuned!

Okay, so I am the first to admit that I spend a lot of time on YT watching my favs for ideas. No need to re-create the wheel, right? I got this idea from LoveyAnneka on YouTube. She is one of my favorite naturals because her product choices are almost natural or homemade and inexpensive. I have posted her video below so that you can take a look. While I love her, she very rarely gives measurements for her concoctions so I decide on measurements that work for my length. So here is my take on her detangling method:
Here are the measurements & products I use on my TWA. Please increase the amounts or change the products depending on your length & curl pattern:
What You’ll Need:
  • Conditioner
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Wide Tooth Comb or Denman/Modified Denman Brush

 

What I Use:
  • Tresseme Naturals Silicone Free Conditioner – 2 TBS
  • Jojoba oil or another light oil  – 1/2 TBS
  • 1/2 spray bottle of warm water (for my spray bottle about 1 cup)
  • Modified Denman Brush (every other row removed)

 

Step by Step Method:
  1. Part my hair in four and clip each section
  2. Starting in the back I spray the mixture to completely saturate the section
  3. Starting at my ends I detangle my hair working my way up to my roots
  4. Once the section is completely detangled, I squeeze the excess liquid from my hair and re-clip
  5. Move on to the next section
  6. Once all sections are finished, I jump in the shower and rinse my hair (while clips are still in)
  7. From here I move onto my cleansing (more on that later)
  8. After I cleanse, I use a mixture of my Tresseme Naturals & Kinky Curly leave-in and each of the four sections and twist my hair.
  9. I put on a plastic cap, my satin scarf & satin bonnet for the night
  10. Sometimes, I will wear my twist but covered with a scarf since my twists are still small (pic below):

 

I have tried this method for the last three weeks and I love it for many reasons. Here are few:
  1. It’s quick and easy to make
  2. It retains more products – I use far less conditioner than I did with my previous method (I am still using the bottle of Tresseme Naturals conditioner that I bought 5 months ago and it’s still more than 1/2 full!!)
  3. Cost effective – I am all about inexpensive
  4. Homemade creation/customizable – this can be made with any conditioner that you are currently using and any oil you have. Olive oil is too heavy for my hair so I tend to lean toward serums, Argan or Jojoba.
Need I say more???
Please check out LovelyAnneka’s video below and all of her other videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/lovelyanneka
P.S. I do not own the rights to this video 🙂

 

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